Aurora Police Department Narcotics Unit Seizes 80K Pills of Fentanyl 
(January 5) An Aurora Police Department Narcotics Unit investigation ended last week with the arrest of a suspected drug dealer and the seizure of more than 8 kilograms of Fentanyl.

Hernan Soria Ramirez, 24, was arrested last Thursday, Dec. 29 on charges of distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, both felonies. The charges stem from a four months-long investigation into the local distribution of counterfeit Oxycodone pills laced with Fentanyl.Photo of seized Fentanyl pills.

The investigation launched in September when narcotics investigators received information Ramirez was advertising illicit drugs for sale through various social media platforms. Investigators conducted several controlled operations to confirm Ramirez was a distributor.

The investigation culminated last Thursday with Ramirez’s arrest and the search of his home and two vehicles in the 20500 block of East Buchanan Drive. The investigation yielded the seizure of more than 80,000 pills, or 8.3 kilograms, of Fentanyl-laced counterfeit Oxycodone, another 500 grams of suspected Xanax and $1,884 in cash. The estimated street value of the seized pills is more than $200,000.

“We have documented cases throughout the state of people overdosing on just one pill of Fentanyl,” said Kevin Barnes, commander of the Aurora Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau. “By arresting Mr. Ramirez and removing this poison from our streets, our investigators have effectively saved as many as 80,000 lives.”

Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867). Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

To view a video report about this investigation, visit the Aurora Police Department's YouTube page.

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Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
Posted by [email protected] On 05 January, 2023 at 1:05 PM  

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